In wonderful wonderful casting news, Sir Elton John has officially confirmed (via Instagram!) his casting in the upcoming sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. He posted a new image parodying the previously released poster for the film which can be seen above. The post also featured a pair of his iconic glasses and a simple line: “It’s been a long time since Tommy…..” referencing the last time he acted in a feature film.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle sees the return of Taron Egerton as Eggsy with Mark Strong reprising the role of Merlin for the upcoming film. Halle Berry is set to appear as the head of the CIA and Pedro Pascal as a character named “Jack Daniels.” Channing Tatum and Julianne Moore are in talks to play the film’s central villain. Edward Holcroft is also set to appear in the film, though whether he will reprise as his character from the first is unclear.
Matthew Vaughn returns to write and direct Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which sees Eggsy heading to the United States where he’ll meet his match in a “swaggering, sharpshooting cowboy.”
The sequel is set to hit theaters on June 16, 2017.